Hans Remembers- Thursday August 27, 1970- 50 Years Ago.

Jim Thome | The American Legion
  • Future Baseball Hall of Famer- Jim Thome was born this day in Peoria, Illinois. Thome who played third base, first base and designated hitter from 1991-2012- hit 612 home runs, knocked in 1699 runs and hit for a career .276 average had his best seasons with the Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018 in his first year of eligibility.
  • Jose Alonso former labor leader of Argentina’s CGT labor union was shot and killed by militants a little more than a year after his successor -Augusto Vandor had been killed in a car bomb.

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